A Hedonist in the Cellar

A Hedonist in the Cellar

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Jay McInerney, internationally celebrated author of Bright Lights, Big City, turns his hand to his lifelong love affair with wine. Pearls of wisdom are offered on the subjects of the best wine for romantics, the parallels between Californian wines and floundering Hollywood stars, the choice of wine for the author's own debauched forty-eighth birthday party, the 'high-testosterone grape' that is Colin Farrell, absinthe, 'the wild green fairy', and what wine is best drunk with chocolate. At the same time McInerney is a genuine connoisseur, taking the reader on a tour through the wine regions of the world and imparting tried and tested advice on grapes and vintages, bouquets, noses and finishes.While studying with Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff in the Graduate Writing Program at Syracuse University, I was working behind the counter of this boozeteria, located in a marginal neighborhood a mile or two from the university campus, when I ... The owner also kept a small ... of wine is balanced between consumption and pleasure on the one hand and contemplation and analysis on the other.

Title:A Hedonist in the Cellar
Author: Jay McInerney
Publisher:A&C Black - 2012-05-01

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